Addiction

Research Shows Long-Term Opioid Use Can Increase Sensitivity to Pain

Long-term consumption of opioid painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Lortab may be more harmful than helpful to some people suffering from chronic pain. Not because of their addictiveness, but because they may increase patients’ suffering if taken for extended periods of time. This is the conclusion o...

How to Support, Not Enable Your Addicted Loved One

By Jack Gilbert, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services at Clarity Way It can be devastating to watch a loved one struggle with addiction. It’s painful and personal and brings feelings of helplessness, anger, fear and hurt. You want to do everything in your power to help them get well, but when it comes to addiction,...

Why Medication-Assisted Therapy Is Critical in Opioid Addiction Recovery

By Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM, Medical Director at Clarity Way The opioid epidemic continues to surge ahead with seemingly no end in sight. Drug overdose has surpassed motor vehicle deaths as the leading cause of U.S. accidental deaths with opioids leading the charge, contributing to 33,091 deaths in 2015. We don...

How One Special Dog Helps People With Addictions

By Kate Sprague, LCSW, CCTP, Therapist at Clarity Way I knew I wanted our next pet to be a therapy dog when my daughter and I went to pick out a puppy in January 2014. Cooper was just six days old when I met him, but I realized right away there was something almost magical about him. We brought Cooper home when he w...

Gratitude as a Recovery Tool During the Holidays

By Jack Gilbert, LCSW For many, the holidays are a wonderful time of year, but for people in recovery, the holidays can sometimes be painful and overwhelming, making them vulnerable to relapse. Gratitude is a practice that can be helpful all year round, but particularly during the holiday season. For instance, simpl...

Overcoming the Personality Traits That Support Addiction

Scientific studies plus anecdotal evidence collected in therapy sessions have helped uncover certain personality traits common to those who suffer from substance use disorders and other forms of addiction. Cause-and-effect relationships are not always clear, but it is safe to say these personality characteristics help ...

How to Establish a Recovery Support Network

Coming out of rehab for drug or alcohol abuse, co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder, or multiple addictions is a time that many who are new to recovery either look forward to or fear. After being in the safe and nurturing treatment environment where assistance with any difficulties is readily availab...

Shifting Stigma of Addiction: What We Saw Then vs. What We See Now

One of the (many) ways this presidential election season has been unique is the candidates’ willingness to talk about the addiction crisis that plagues the United States and much of the rest of world. The catalyst for this discussion, unfortunately, is the opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Repairing Your Career or Reputation After Rehab

Once you finish your addiction treatment or rehab, you are in a position to look back on your time as an addict with fresh eyes. Now that you’re in a more positive place and feel better physically and mentally, it becomes extraordinarily clear how chaotic your life was when you were actively drinking alcohol or using...

Demerol Rehab: Treatment & Withdrawal

Demerol, also known as meperidine, is a powerful — and powerfully addictive — painkiller. Similar in nature to morphine, Demerol is an opioid narcotic that can cause serious side effects when abused or used in conjunction with other substances, including alcohol. Withdrawing from meperidine alone is not only extrem...

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